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Saintswrath 10-03-2013 09:11 PM

New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton on Hall of Fame pace 100 games into career
 
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The New Orleans Saints' 38-17 victory against Miami marked the 100th game of Sean Payton's head-coaching career.

It's a significant benchmark. Of the Saints' other nine full-time head coaches, only Jim Mora (93-78) lasted long enough to hit the century threshold.

Payton's record is 66-34, a percentage that ranks squarely among the game's all-time greats at the same juncture. (Note: Last season didn't count against his won-lost ledger in official NFL records.) Of the 16 head coaches who've been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the modern era, Payton's .666 winning percentage ranks ahead of such luminaries as his mentor Bill Parcells, the Steelers' Chuck Noll, 49ers' Bill Walsh and Cowboys' Tom Landry at the same juncture in their careers.

In fact, his winning percentage is the best of the current head coaches who have won a Super Bowl and coached at least 100 games, which puts him ahead of the Patriots' Bill Belichick, Redskins' Mike Shanahan, Giants' Tom Coughlin and Packers' Mike McCarthy.

Moreover, Payton's teams have scored more points (2,804) and gained more yards (40,158) than any other team in a coach's first 100 games in NFL history.


How Sean Payton ranks among Hall of Fame coaches after 100 games

Hall of Fame, modern era

Coach 1st100 W/L/T Titles Playoff record

Paul Brown 84-13-3 5 7-2

Don Shula 74-24-2 1 2-3

Vince Lombardi 73-24-3 3 5-4

John Madden 72-21-7 0 5-6

George Allen 72-23-5 0 2-4

Joe Gibbs 71-29-0 1 8-3

George Halas 70-15-15 1 0-0

Bud Grant 67-30-3 1 4-5

Sean Payton 66-34-0 1 5-3

Hank Stram 57-38-5 2 2-1

Chuck Noll 56-43-1 2 7-2

Bill Parcells 56-43-1 1 5-2

Bill Walsh 55-45-0 2 7-1

Weeb Ewbank 54-45-1 2 2-0

Sid Gillman 53-46-1 0 0-2

Marv Levy 44-56-0 0 0-0

Tom Landry 40-58-2 0 1-2

*Includes NFL, AFL & AAFC championships.

How Payton ranks among active coaches with Super Bowl wins & at least 100 career games:

Coach 1st/100 W/L Titles Playoff record

Sean Payton 66-34-0 1 5-3

Mike McCarthy 65-35-0 1 5-3

Mike Shanahan 61-39-0 2 7-1

Tom Coughlin 58-42-0 0 4-4

Bill Belichick 42-58-0 0 1-1

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homerj07 10-04-2013 06:00 PM

Re: New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton on Hall of Fame pace 100 games into career
 
Cool. Good for coach & good for us.

Halo 10-04-2013 06:47 PM

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